Prepare for impact: The 2023 Met Gala is almost here. This year is dedicated to the legendary Karl Lagerfeld, and since the announcement of the exhibition in September, there has been endless speculation about how the world’s biggest stars, models, designers and creatives will pay tribute to the late designer. . With a career spanning six decades and a nearly 40-year tenure at Chanel, Hollywood’s A-list has no shortage of inspiration. The annual fundraiser has become one of the most anticipated stargazing events in recent years, providing unforgettable, often over-the-top style moments while raising millions of dollars for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Here, all the details you need to know about the 2023 Met Gala, including its star-studded hosts, how to watch the red carpet live and who made the guest list (and who didn’t).
What is the theme for the Met Gala 2023?
On Friday, September 30, 2022, it was revealed that the 2023 Met Gala would honor the late Karl Lagerfeld with the theme “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”. Of course, the coinciding exhibit will showcase the designer’s work throughout his 65-year career. Around 150 pieces from Lagerfeld’s era at Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel and her eponymous label will be on display, along with accompanying sketches detailing the designer’s “unique methodology”. The exhibition will open on May 5, the Friday following the gala, and will continue until July 16.
What is the dress code for the 2023 Met Gala?
Given the theme of the event and the exhibition, it is therefore fitting that the dress code for the gala is “In honor of Karl”. This does not necessarily mean that every participant will be wearing Lagerfeld pieces, although there is a lot to choose from, and probably many guests will take this route, drawing from the archives of Chanel, Fendi and perhaps even Patou and Chloé. However, those looking to work with current designers will likely draw inspiration from both Lagerfeld’s extensive portfolio and his own idiosyncratic personal style. So expect to see lots of black ties, starched collars and maybe white ponytails, plus a handful of mittens and maybe a Choupette reference or two on the red carpet this year.
When is the 2023 Met Gala?
As usual, the Met Gala will take place on the first Monday in May, which this year falls on the first. What better way to start the month than with fashion’s biggest night?
Who is organizing the Met Gala 2023?
This year, Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer and Dua Lipa, as well as Anna Wintour, are the official co-chairs of the Gala. This array of stars truly encompasses all types of celebrities. Federer is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and although he announced his retirement last year, he still remains a representative of the sport, as well as a public figure thanks to his numerous sponsorship deals. sponsorship, business partnerships and philanthropic efforts. Lipa, of course, is one of the world’s biggest pop stars and a three-time Grammy winner who recently wrapped up her Future Nostalgia Tour. She’s also become a veritable fashion it-girl lately, often sporting looks just days after hitting the runway and nurturing relationships with the world’s most sought-after designers.
Then there are the Hollywood stars in Coel and Cruz. Coel represents a promising multi-faceted talent, thanks to the success of his two shows, I can destroy you And Chewing gum. Last year she starred in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and used the film’s press tour to prove her fashion skills. And, of course, there’s Cruz, a bonafide star but also a Chanel girl through and through. She has been an ambassador for the fashion house since 2018 and helped close Chanel’s Fall 2019 show, Lagerfeld’s last for the brand.
Like Vanessa Friedman underline, this is the first time in a long time that the hosting team has not included a designer or business insider of any kind. Tom Ford has held this role for the past two galas, with former Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele serving as host in 2019. Including Virginie Viard, Chanel’s current creative director, may have been the obvious choice, but alas, no creator was included this year.
Who will be at the Met Gala 2023?
The guest list is still a closely guarded secret, but it’s safe to assume that several Chanel ambassadors will be in attendance, including Margot Robbie, Lily-Rose Depp, Kristen Stewart, Blackpink’s Jennie Kim and Margaret Qualley. Plus, you can probably expect Gala mainstays like Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker, and the usual contingent of models from Bella and Gigi Hadid, Paloma Elsesser, and Hailey Bieber. Last year the Kardashians came out strong, however, there was speculation that they could all be snubbed this time around. Kim Kardashian squashed those rumors on Wednesday, April 26, when she posted a photo of herself on Instagram with Lagerfeld’s beloved cat, Choupette. “I had an appointment with @choupetteofficiel in Paris. We then hung out at @karllagerfeld’s office to get some inspiration for the Met,” Kardashian wrote in the caption.
One star who is always a guest is Rihanna, and in the days leading up to the event, the singer and Fenty mogul, who is pregnant with her second child, was spotted in several looks suggesting she had the Met Gala in head. She may join first-time entrant Florence Pugh, who confirmed she will be arriving with Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli after being named the face of the brand on April 26.
Meanwhile, Pugh Dune: part two co-star Zendaya, who missed the last two Met Galas, recently signed on as an ambassador for Louis Vuitton, which means there’s a good chance she’ll attend a design from the house. Plus, there will be less rowdy, but still important guests like donors (it’s easy to forget, but the Met Gala is all about fundraising). Usually the big fashion houses and brands like Instagram and YouTube buy tables and fill them with celebrities of their choice, so expect some of the biggest stars of the year, as well as a few wildcards.
How to watch the Met Gala?
Red carpet arrivals will be streamed live on voguethe chains of. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, with a live broadcast hosted by La La Anthony, Chloe Fineman and Derek Blasberg, as well as special correspondent Emma Chamberlain. You can also see each look as it hits the Met Gala steps here: Wmagazine.com.
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